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Triamcinolone

Triamcinolone

WHAT IS TRIAMCINOLONE TOPICAL?

Triamcinolone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.Triamcinolone topical is used to treat the inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. The dental paste form of triamcinolone is used to treat mouth ulcers.Triamcinolone topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How to use Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream

Use this medication only on the skin. Do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.Wash and dry your hands. Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover, bandage or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

Side Effect

Burning, itching, irritation, or dryness may occur when this medication is first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor promptly if any of these unlikely but seriousstretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, greatly increased hair growth, "hair bumps" (folliculitis).Skin infections can become worse when this medication is used. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling, or irritation do not improve.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before using triamcinolone topical,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to triamcinolone, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in triamcinolone topical products. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking or plan to take.
  • tell your doctor if you have an infection in your mouth or throat or if you have ever had diabetes or Cushing's syndrome (an abnormal condition that is caused by excess hormones [corticosteroids]).
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using triamcinolone topical, call your doctor.

Overdose

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

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